The Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) within the Geophysical Institute seeks a geospatial analyst to support our near real-time satellite remote sensing operations. GINA serves products via public data portals to serve the forecasting and research needs of scientific users across Alaska; we are looking for a team member to assist with robust delivery of these products, accompanied by innovative visualizations. This position also includes the opportunity to support research projects that analyze historical remote sensing data with application to environmental change and natural resource management. The successful candidate will perform geospatial scientific data analysis using GIS tools and Python, increase the visibility and impact of our data products through GINA data portals, directly collaborate with our operations and research partners, and have the opportunity to present GINA’s projects at conferences and seminars. GINA has a flexible office environment and collaborates with multiple groups at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Advise and train GINA team members on current GIS tools. When GINA is onboarding new team members, provide information and training as needed on GINA GIS projects. Create relevant training materials for GINA staff. Present project work and skills at seminars and conferences. Perform technical training and outreach with project partners and collaborators. As opportunities arise, develop training materials that could be utilized for online courses or training workshops at GINA, GI, UAF. Adherence to industry best-practice standards and participation in geospatial communities. Keep up to date with cutting edge geospatial technologies and methodologies. Work with the GINA team and/or UAF collaborators to develop project ideas and contribute to proposal submissions. Serve as project manager or co-manager on projects, tracking status, deadlines, and resources required to complete the project. Manage daily work schedule that has multiple projects with overlapping and sometimes conflicting issues and deadlines. Resolve and reconcile issues through both independent analysis and in consultation with team members and supervisor. Create project workflows that can be presented in scientific journals and in online environments. Record and report project tasks and frameworks in formats accessible to team members and collaborators, and that will serve as a long-term record of project activities. Attend regular coordination meetings with GINA and UAF-GI personnel to coordinate research and operational activities. Produce and publish visualizations for GINA and University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)-Geophysical Institute (GI) social media platforms. Act as a primary spatial analysis expert, consulting across Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) projects, including determining appropriate spatial analysis methods, analytical approaches, and appropriate visualizations of geospatial outputs. Create and maintain user-oriented applications; prepare application requirements and design specifications. Plan, design, develop, and implement information systems with relational databases, client-server relationships, and multi-platform environments. Prepare and assemble complex data into scientifically relevant visualizations. Advise on best practices for display parameters and how best to highlight metrics of interest. Independent spatial analysis of complex data utilized in GINA projects, including assessment of past methodologies, improvement of current analytical approaches, and highlighting uncertainties. Produce, publish, and manage metadata for datasets for GINA projects. Assist with data distribution via web portals, cloud-based storage and Linux systems.
***US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE LIST YOUR CURRENT CITIZENSHIP STATUS IN EITHER YOUR COVER LETTER OR RESUME***
Internal Posting Verbiage:
This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.
This position is a full-time, term-funded, exempt Grade 80, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.
PREFERRED but not required:
Required Education and Experience:
YOU MUST BE A US CITIZEN AND PROVIDE THIS CONFIRMATION IN YOUR RESUME OR COVER LETTER. Remote work is not available for this position. Please also indicate in your cover letter if you live in Fairbanks or are willing to relocate. To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.
To be considered for this position, please submit by 09/23/2021, at 11:55 PM Alaska Time. The initial review will begin on 09/24/2021. This posting will be closed once the position is filled.
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.
This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
Public Disclosure Statement:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
Do you have IT experience and a passion for the outdoors? Do you have skills with GIS tools?
If this sounds like you, come join our leadership team as a GIS Specialist and support one of Oregon’s greatest resources – State Parks!
This position falls under the classification Information Systems Specialist 4.
OPRD’s mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.
Our Operating Principles
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) believes Operating Principles are core values that, if mutually accepted and supported by all employees, will create a connected, respectful, and trusting work environment. Our Operating Principles are: Accountability, Commitment, Empathy, Empowerment, Fun, Integrity, Respect, & Well-being.
What you will do:
As a GIS Specialist, you will utilize current GIS tools to assist Oregon State Parks in collecting, correcting and improving the data sets available in support of the archeology and heritage programs. You will provide customers with current data, reduce duplication of field work efforts and ensure the agency is targeting resources to ensure best practices in the preservation of history and stories of all cultures that have existed in Oregon.
(a) Three (3) years of information systems experience with GIS.
(b) An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or a related field; AND One (1) year of information systems experience with GIS.
(c) A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 unless the employee receives a medical or religious exception. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception by October 18, 2021. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
What we are looking for (Desired Attributes):
What's in it for you:
This is a fantastic opportunity to support millions of visitors connecting with the best state park system in America. You will work with a team of supportive, talented and highly motivated professionals. And, you’ll receive a fantastic benefits packaging including:
How to Apply:
After You Apply:
The City of Idaho Falls is accepting applications for a GIS Technician. This position performs a variety of working level professional and technical duties related to the maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) including datasets and maps.
Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Engineering, or closely related field; AND B. One (1) to Two (2) years of experience in GIS or closely related field; OR C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operations and maintenance; Esri software, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS and other related software; Microsoft Office products; computer software, hardware, and networks; civil engineering terminology and practices; working knowledge of Python, SQL, Arcade, Java Script, HTML or related computer languages.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to develop effective working relationships with professionals, sub-professionals, supervisors, fellow employees, and the public; ability to read, interpret and produce maps and charts with GIS software; ability to read and plot legal descriptions; ability to work in a position which requires continuous sitting or standing and concentrated mental applications.
Must possess a valid Idaho driver’s license.
Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.
Provide Geographic Information System (GIS) updating and mapping support for the Forestry staff in Timber Harvest Plan (THP) preparation. Additional mapping support will be provided for all departments in California as a secondary focus. Provides support for the Timberlands Management Information System (TMIS) and Cengea mapping systems.
Level I: Basic tasks (2 years)
Level II: Advanced Tasks (> more than 2 years)
Level III: Advanced tasks and coordination:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position is located in Korbel, CA or Klamath, CA.
ARLINGTON, VA / FRAYM – DATA SCIENCE / FULL TIME
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Our company has pioneered the use of geospatial data to understand population dynamics. Governments and organizations around the world rely on Fraym data to make strategic and operational decisions while tackling challenges like inequity and insecurity, climate vulnerability, public health, and more. Our advanced AI/ML models are the first to generate high-resolution insights about human characteristics and behaviors at the sub-neighborhood level and make them commercially available at scale.
Fraym is seeking a data scientist to grow our analytical product offerings and improve predictive algorithms in a small data context. Your contributions will support decisions made in emerging markets across commercial, international development, and intelligence sectors.
You should have a strong data science background and experience applying modelling techniques to a practical use case. If you enjoy having the opportunity to build client-driven solutions from data wrangling to delivered methodology, this position is for you. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in algorithm design, analytic solutions, and/or spatiotemporal modeling. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
You will have the following qualifications and skills:
Not sure you tick all the boxes? We encourage you to apply. We have a culture of learning, and if this job description sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you.
Fraym offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.
Fraym recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, family status, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. For qualified applicants, Fraym also offers visa sponsorship of international candidates.
Interested? Please submit your application with a resume and short statement answering “Why Fraym.”
Now Accepting 2021-2022 Mentorship Program Applications
ORURISA Emerging Professionals is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort! We will choose 5 mentors (5+ years of experience) and 5 mentees (0-5 years experience) to pair with aligned interests for the 2021-2022 cohort. For more information about the program and details please visit: https://orurisa.org/Mentorship-Program/
Please submit your application for mentor or mentee using the appropriate application links by October 15th, 2021 for consideration for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program Cohort. Please submit only one application.
Mentor Application (5+ years of experience)
Mentee Application (0-5 years experience)
Announcement of the selected pairs for the 2021-2022 Mentorship Program Cohort will be announced October 22, 2021.
If there are any questions that are not answered from the provided program materials, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWGIS 2021: Rebuilding Together Virtual Conference
October 26-27, 2021
Please join us virtually, this October, for our annual gathering.
REGISTER AT: https://nwgis.org/nwgis2021
$40 for NWGIS members / $55 for non-NWGIS members
Keynote by Sarah Bell: Sarah Bell is Lead Cartographer of Esri’s online map magazine and Senior Product Engineer for ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud. Before coming to Esri, Sarah made maps for the National Park Service, and a private mapmaking firm. When she isn’t making maps and working on software, Sarah enjoys rock climbing and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
ESRI Sessions: Experience Builder, ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS Image, and more...
Come hear what your NWGIS colleagues have been working on in the last year.
We are still accepting submissions for presentations - email email@example.com
Map and App Competition:
We are still accepting submissions for competition - email firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER AT: https://nwgis.org/nwgis2021
$40 for NWGIS members / $55 for non-NWGIS members
The City of Vancouver has an opening for a GIS Senior Engineer Position. This position will perform complex technical duties to support Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Public Works department and City’s Enterprise Program. Create, maintain, and manage digital inventory of public and private assets in GIS Enterprise database and City’s Enterprise Asset Management system with a focus on the City’s Water assets. Create, maintain, and manage GIS maps, layers, applications, geodatabases, and other related records. Provide a high level of customer service and GIS support to internal and external customers. Provides training and ad hoc support to end users. Conduct field visits for asset collection and ensure data accuracy. Create and maintain water modeling related datasets. Act as a bridge between various divisions and departments such as Engineering/Design, Utility Billing, Operations and Maintenance, Construction Services, and Community & Economic Development. Develops and updates training documentation to support GIS applications developed in-house.
Position is open until September 19th. Please apply on the link below or going to the City of Vancouver home page.
Senior Engineering Technician - GIS (myworkdayjobs.com)
The GIS Analyst II performs a variety of intermediate duties in support of the City's Public Works department in both daily operations as well as capital improvement projects. The position is primarily focused on the City's core GIS database (utility assets, property information, work location tracking, report data, display layers) and is heavily involved with the City's asset management and permit software systems. The GIS Analyst II also provides various data retrieval and data quality services from other systems throughout the City and coordinates with other City departments including Community and Planning Department, Police, Fire, and Finance. The GIS Analyst II supports the GIS Coordinator in delivering GIS products and services.
The GIS Analyst II reports to and receives direction, supervision, and performance reviews from the GIS Coordinator.
Examples of Duties
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Education and Experience:
Skills and Abilities:
OTHER CITY REQUIREMENTS:
Maintains property ownership and legal description records for all property located within Jefferson County. Provides research and customer service to the public and other County departments requiring technical expertise and extensive knowledge in legal descriptions and chain of title. Performs a variety of complex record keeping tasks.
Works under the direct supervision of the County Assessor, or in their absence, under the direction of the Deputy Assessor. Performs research for the Assessor, Cartographer and staff of property ownership and legal descriptions. Provides expert level customer assistance to the public, other County departments and title companies on legal descriptions and real property chain of title.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of basic real estate law principles pertaining to real property transfer. Basic knowledge of assessment and taxation laws and procedures. Excellent working knowledge of legal descriptions and deeds of transference.
Ability to read and interpret legal description. Ability to discern chain of title from recorded documents. Ability to coordinate and prioritize numerous complicated assignments often time with strict deadlines while dealing with interruptions from the public. Knowledge of or familiarity with the use of coordinate geometry and basic cartographic principles and standards. Ability to perform detailed work involving both numerical data and legal descriptions. Ability to resolve conflicts with the public, and to communicate well with other staff and the public.
Ability to work at a computer screen for long periods of time. Ability to use rapid finger, hand and arm movement. Ability to walk, bend, stoop, kneel, and sit for long periods of time. Ability to lift, push or pull up to 30 lbs. when necessary.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum two years computer experience and five years office experience in a high-volume customer service environment. Satisfactory completion of State of Oregon courses in Principles of Oregon Assessment & Taxation, Oregon Real Estate Law, Deeds & Property Title Transfers, and Legal Descriptions. Minimum of two years experience in a county assessment office.
Licenses and Certificates
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors where some safety considerations exist from physical labor and handling of light-to-medium weight, yet, awkward materials.
This position is based on the successful completion of a nine-month probationary period.